The Cynical Nurse Speaks - page 3

by VivaLasViejas Guide

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Not to put too fine a point on things, but......sometimes, nursing really bites. It bites when you've built a life and a reputation on what you can do with a stethoscope and a nose for the subtlest signs of trouble, and some... Read More


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    There have been times where I really felt like I was going to lose it. Usually when I haven't had anything to eat or a second to go to the bathroom. I think it is a joke when I hear "we really care about our nurses!" If you did really care about me, you would make sure that we had enough staff so I could take a real lunch break. And Nurse's Week is a joke. It is nice that they provide free lunch to us in the cafeteria.....not so nice that we are so busy we don't get a chance to actually get any food or eat it! The only people who really get a chance to eat our free lunch are PCTs, unit clerks, and nurses who have a desk job.
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    I LOVE it! My thoughts exactly. echos how I feel almost every day I go to work. And my family just doesn't get it when I say I'm tired after 35 yrs of nursing and not sure how much longer I can do the job.
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    Hahahahahahahahaha! Thanks for this amusing.......and TRUE......depiction of nursing! Being a DON, I particularly liked the part about the "upper echelon!"
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    Great post! I really needed that laugh!
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    Gotta be careful with that lasix
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